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12-30-2012, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Jagorim Jarg View Post
Question to all: When comparing modern goalies to older goalies, if a modern goalie has a poor international record (or no international record), do we hold it against them, considering in most cases (exception: Tretiak, Vachon, a few others) that the older goalie had no chance to compile one?
Depends on how poor.

If we're talking about being just average, unremarkable, not outstanding... no, I'm inclined to blow that off. Short tournaments require a bit of luck, catching a goalie on a hot streak. Sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. Not a big deal.

But if the guy went out and stunk, cost his team medals, sunk an entire national program... yeah, I'm going to look at that as a minus. I mean, it's part of his résumé, right? Some guys don't get a chance to play in the Finals, but that doesn't let anyone off the hook for being terrible in the Finals.

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